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Five Broken Cameras at the Academy Awards

Five Broken Cameras, a Palestinian-Israeli-French production, is a contender in this year’s Academy Awards, in the category of Best Documentary Feature.  Nothing would be more cause for celebration that a win for this extraordinary film, especially as one of its … Continue reading

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Gaza returns…

Today’s Mondoweiss carried a beautiful, defiant excerpt from Mahmoud Darwish, Silence for Gaza, translated by Sinan Antoon and used with his permission.  The Arabic original is from Hayrat al-`A’id (The Returnee’s Perplexity), Riyad al-Rayyis, 2007: We do injustice when we … Continue reading

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In the wake of Gaza

If you were not the rain, my love, then be the tree Saturated and bountiful, be the tree. And if you were not the tree, my love, then be the stone Saturated and moist,  be the stone. And if you … Continue reading

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